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1971.1625AB (RS118310)

Description

Wooden box with a removable sliding cover; both are covered with paper. On the cover is a view of two women standing to one side of a mausoleum. The lip of the cover and box are covered with a mosaic of predominately turquoise paper.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
dated 1856
Inscriptions
Printed on the box is: Jeues Mosaicspiel/ Nouveau jeu de mosaiques. Improved game in mosiac. Written on the inside bottom of the box is: James R. May/Dec. 25th 1856. Written on the inside cover is: J R May/J R May '61/Cambridge/ Mass./James R May.
Location of origin
France
Associated Building
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Material
paper (fiber product)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Game
Descriptive terms
boxes (containers)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
GAME
games
Mausoleum
mausoleums
paper (fiber product)
Unidentified Paper
Women
women (female humans)
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
0.625 x 3.625 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.1625AB
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
12479

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